Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

OURS Staff

Profile of Mary Crabb

Mary Crabb

Program Manager and Advisor for the Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize & UCDC

Mary Crabb joined the Office of Undergraduate Research in 2009 as a student advisor and program manager for the Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize. In this capacity, she works with students interested in applying for the Prize as well as manages the selection and administration of the award. More recently, she has taken on the management of Berkeley’s UCDC program, which sends undergraduates to Washington, DC for a semester to intern and take classes. Prior to joining OURS, Mary worked in the publishing industry in New York City and taught ESL in Guangzhou and Beijing, China. Mary received her bachelor’s degree in English from Duke University and did her graduate work at UC Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education. Her dissertation research examined educational privatization in China and the growth of the Chinese middle class. Mary continues to be inspired by the creative ideas and positive energy of Berkeley students!

Keila Diehl

Nationally Competitive Scholarships Coordinator

Keila Diehl joined the Office of Undergraduate Research in March 2021 after 14 years working at UC Berkeley as an advisor, instructor, and editor. She continues to advise students in the Berkeley International Study Program and teach a course on “Cross-Cultural Learning” that uses anthropological concepts and approaches to help international students learn about American culture, reflect on their own cultural assumptions, and thrive at Cal and beyond. She most enjoys working face-to-face with young adults to help them articulate their interests, identify opportunities for growth, find their voices in writing and speech, and realize their goals. Keila majored in French and Communications at Stanford and then earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology/Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas-Austin. She conducted a year of fieldwork with Tibetan refugees in Northern India, an experience she wrote about in her book Echoes From Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community (UC Press 2002). Keila’s interest in refugees continues through her volunteer work as an English tutor for the International Rescue Society in Oakland.

Profile of Stefanie Ebeling

Stefanie Ebeling

URAP Program Manager and Advisor

Stefanie Ebeling joined the Office of Undergraduate Research in 2005 as the student advisor for the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program. Since 2011, she functions as the liaison to both students and faculty mentors and coordinates all aspects of the program. Stefanie first came to UC Berkeley in 1991 as a visiting student from the University of Hamburg, where she finished her graduate degree in Second Language Acquisition. Aside from enjoying her role of helping undergraduates and mentors connect, Stefanie is a bit of a nerd who loves to grapple with new technology.

Alicia Hayes

Associate Director, National Scholarships & Experiential Fellowships

Alicia Hayes has been the program manager and senior advisor of the OURS National Scholarships Office since 2001. In this role, she manages the scholarship selection processes for numerous nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship competitions, including the Rhodes, Goldwater, and Truman scholarships. In 2010 and 2022, Alicia received the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award, presented to individual staff members and teams demonstrating exceptional initiative to impact the UC Berkeley campus community significantly. Alicia is also an active National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA) member and has consistently served on several committees, the NAFA Board of Directors, and as the organization’s Secretary. In 2021 she was selected as the recipient of the NAFA’s Suzanne McCray Award for Excellence in Service. Alicia is the first in her family to graduate from college and holds advanced degrees in History and Public Administration. Alicia is passionate about student-centered advising and making educational enrichment opportunities more accessible to every student she encounters.

Miari Stephens

Undergraduate Research Program Manager

Miari Stephens joined the Office of Undergraduate Research in 2023 as the Undergraduate Research Program Manager. In this role, Miari serves as the manager of the Haas Scholars program, supervises the Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) student organization, and curates workshops to support undergraduate research. Miari majored in Africana Studies at Smith College and earned both her Master’s in Anthropology and her PhD in African & African American Studies from Harvard University. Awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching by the Harvard Center of Teaching and Learning, Miari has effectively organized international conferences and research-intensive seminars. Her most recently published article, “Black Feminist Organizing and Caribbean Cyberfeminisms in Puerto Rico,” (Open Cultural Studies, 2022), highlights various findings from her dissertation. Miari brings to this role not only substantial experience mentoring students through undergraduate research programs but a true passion and commitment to expanding access for historically marginalized students.

Profile of Jessica Stevenson Stewart

Jessica Stevenson Stewart


Jessica Stevenson Stewart is the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS). A former Haas Scholar, she received both her BA and PhD from the History of Art Department at UC Berkeley. Jessica specializes in the intellectual cultures of collecting in sixteenth-century Northern Europe. Her research, often focusing on the visual culture of international trade in the early modern world, has been supported by fellowships from the Center for the Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Kress Foundation, the Fulbright Administration, and the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF). An advocate for interdisciplinary research as well as project- and object-based inquiry, Jessica has taught extensively from museum collections, first as a Kress Fellow for the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and subsequently as the Associate Curator for Academic Engagement at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center. She is currently working on articles on German mining and the invention of landscapes, on knowledge formation in Splendor Solis, an alchemical manuscript, and on the emergence of global art markets in the Netherlands.

Profile of Courtney Tang

Courtney Tang

Research and Curricular Program Coordinator

Court joined in the Fall of 2022 to provide programmatic support to the OURS team and Curricular Engagement Initiatives. They completed their B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Clinical and Counseling Psychology here at Cal. Outside of work, Court participates in clinical trials regarding PTSD, sleep, and Type II Diabetes. With a passion for higher education and experiential learning, they are excited to assist the needs of the various research programs here on campus.